Melbourne’s most dynamic and exciting new performance venue, the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM has opened with a bang enjoying a weekend of sold out shows. This week it prepares to welcome Tim Rogers to the stage as well as hosting gigs as part of the Brunswick Music Festival and on Thursday and Friday evenings it celebrates with the official Brunswick Ballroom Opening Gala hosted by Eddie Perfect and Margot Tanjutco.
Adding to their excitement the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM team are tickled pink to also be hosting some of the best shows in this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival as it welcomes comedians to our stage and audiences to our brand new venue. MICF returns in 2021 delivering much needed laughs and good times to Melburnians and for the first time making its way down Sydney Rd to the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM with comedy superstars Tripod and the breakout cult favourite, Australia’s ‘fake genuine Russian choir’ Dustyesky. Staying with the Russian theme, VulgarGrad’s unique folk-punk-polka-ska-swing musical take on Russian criminal activity could make them guilty of making light of these serious matters!
Featuring Jane Clifton Denise Scott, Fiona Scott Norman, Derek Guille, Brian Nankervis, Dave O’Neil and Adam Zwar amongst many more, Pants on Fire is a live onstage panel game that started as a way to stay sane during lockdown and now explodes live with two teams of well-known showbiz types competing to see who is the greatest bullshit artist of them all.
The critically acclaimed one-women show Coral Browne’s This F*cking Lady stars legendary Australian actress Amanda Muggleton based on the life of Australian legendary star of stage and screen, Coral Browne, putting the Grande Dame back in the spotlight where she belongs.
In addition to the MICF shows eclectic programming continues throughout March and April seeing legends such as Kate Ceberano, Tim Rogers, Ross Wilson, Underground Lovers and David Helfgott don the brand new stage. D’Arcy Spiller, Girlatones and Bitch Diesel will feature as part of the Brunswick Music Festival which will also include a free gig on Tuesday 9th March by Loretta and her Boyfriends at the Brunswick Artists’ Bar located downstairs at the new venue.